genet

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English[edit]

Common genet, Genetta genetta
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Anglo-Norman genette, Middle French genette, jenette et al., of uncertain origin.

Noun[edit]

genet (plural genets)

  1. Any of several Old World nocturnal, carnivorous mammals, of the genus Genetta in the family Viverridae, most of which have a spotted coat and a long, ringed tail.
  2. The fur of this mammal, or any skin dressed in imitation of it.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Coined in the 20th century from gene.

Noun[edit]

genet (plural genets)

  1. (biology) A group of genetically identical individuals (plants, fungi, bacteria etc.) that have grown in a given location, all originating from asexual reproduction of a single ancestor; a group of ramets
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Etymology 3[edit]

See jennet

Noun[edit]

genet (plural genets)

  1. A small-sized, well-proportioned, Spanish horse; a jennet.
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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

genet n, m

  1. definite neuter singular of gen

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Noun[edit]

genet n, m

  1. definite neuter singular of gen